A call for pattern testers
As a pattern tester you'd need to be willing to make the bag and give me some very brief feedback to let me know if there are any bits where you found the instruction unclear or difficult to follow and also be happy to send me a photo of the finished bag. In return, once you've made the bag, by way of thanks I'd love to send you a £25 gift voucher to spend in one of my favourite online fabric shops (or an Amazon voucher if you'd rather put it toward some Christmas shopping).
My main requirement is that you are able to find time to have the bag made and feedback given by the end of next week at the latest (25th November), so please only offer up your services if you can commit to that.
If you have access to a drawer full of bag making supplies in your home or they're easily available locally, then I'm really happy for it to be tested anywhere in the world as the pattern is digital so can be emailed to you ready to print out. However, I'm equally happy to send you the bag snaps, piping and interfacing you'll need for the project to save you a shopping trip (in which case you'd need to be based in the UK and I would hopefully get them out to you today or tomorrow) and the only thing you'll need to provide yourself will be your choices of fabrics.
If you're interested, just send me an email - flossieteacakes (at) gmail (dot) com - letting me know your sewing skill level (i.e. have you made a bag before?), which size of bag you'd be likely to make, where in the world you're based and, if you have a blog or a Flickr account, a link to that would be lovely. Also a quick confirmation that you've read the bit about it needing to be finished by the end of next week (25th November) would reassure my anxious mind!
*** UPDATED *** Thank you for such a wonderful response and for filling my inbox within minutes! I'm amazed and delighted by your willingness to give up your time and pattern test for me. I've now contacted the few who will hopefully sew for me, but thank you all - I really appreciate it. x